I enjoyed Paul Lieberman's article on Levon Helm ["Levon Helm Is Still Ready for the Load," Feb. 10] as I sat in sunny West Virginia waiting to see the Grammy Awards. I certainly hope he wins in the traditional folk category.
I think one reason I hope he wins is because my husband, Tracy Schwarz, wrote the lead song, "Poor Old Dirt Farmer," back in the '60s as he was plowing his dry, dusty fields in south-central Pennsylvania. It is not "traditional," as stated on Levon's CD. Tracy recorded it twice -- once with his band of 46 years, the New Lost City Ramblers, and again with the Strange Creek Singers.